ERIC Number: EJ725820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-1
Reference Count: 22
A Closer Examination of Bipolar Disorder in School-Age Children
Bardick, Angela D.; Bernes, Kerry B.
Professional School Counseling, v9 n1 p72 Oct 2005
Children who present with severe behavioral concerns may be diagnosed as having other commonly diagnosed childhood disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and/or conduct disorder, among others, when they may be suffering from early-onset bipolar disorder. Awareness of the symptoms of early-onset bipolar disorder may lead to appropriate referrals for assessment and treatment, as well as collaborative program planning for children with bipolar disorder. Implications and recommendations for school counselors are discussed. (Contains 1 resource.)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Elementary School Students, Clinical Diagnosis, Early Intervention, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Mental Disorders, School Counselors, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior
American School Counselors Association, 1101 King St., Suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314. Web site: http://www.schoolcounselor.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States